is creating an emergency fund for frail elders by offering raffle tickets for $5 each. The raffle tickets are available throughout December and January and the proceeds go towards food, fuel and medications for elders who are on a fixed income and in a crisis situation.
A total of $1,300 in cash prizes will be awarded beginning in February. One winner will be selected per day. Cash prize values vary. Winners will be notified by phone and posted online at www.OldColonyElderServices.org.
To obtain a raffle ticket, contact OCES at (508) 584-1561 or send an email to LDallaire@oldcolonyelderservices.org.
"Last year, proceeds from the raffle tickets enabled us to assist a number of elders such as a 66 year-old man who had lost his health insurance and could not pay for oxygen and a 90 year-old woman who couldn’t pay for heating oil. This year, we expect the number of elders in need will increase. We hope to raise at least $6,000 to be put aside in an emergency fund for elder in crisis situations,"
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services (http://www.oldcolonyelderservices.org/
OCES serves elders, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers in 23 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts: